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CowanA5815PrivateQSA (3).
Source: QSA medal rolls
8th (The King's Royal Irish) Hussars
CowanA A8490PrivateDemise: Killed in action 25 Apr 1901
Place: Brandfort Nr
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
19th Company, 6th Btn, IY
CowanA E ASecond LieutenantDemise: Died of disease - enteric fever 11 Apr 1902
Place: Elandsfontein
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
CowanA GSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouthern Rhodesian Volunteers
CowanAlbert Thomas316TrooperServed in 2nd KFS. Joined Durban 15 Aug 01 Discharged 27 Sep 01 inefficient
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Kitchener's Fighting Scouts
CowanAlfred GNominal roll #1 (C4)Driscoll's Scouts
CowanAllister Gillespie8493SergeantSource: QSA Medal Rolls19th Company, 6th Btn, IY
CowanAndrew39828PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls141st Company, 31st Btn, IY
CowanAndrew GillispieSource: QSA and KSA medal rollsSouthern Rhodesian Volunteers
CowanArchibald A8490PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls19th Company, 6th Btn, IY
CowanArthur Ernest ASecond LieutenantQSA (5). Died of enteric, Elandsfontein, 11 Apr 02 aged 21.
Source: QSA medal rolls
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
CowanArthur Ernest Alphonsus2nd LieutenantHe died of enteric at Elandsfontein, April 11th, 1902. He was born August 1880, and educated at Clifton. He entered the Antrim Artillery in April 1900, being promoted Lieutenant the following September and while belonging to it, was specially selected for service in South Africa in 1901. He was granted a commission in the 2nd Dragoon Guards in October 1901, and served with it till his death.
Source: Donner
2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
CowanAubrey376Attested: Oct 1909. Source: CMP8Cape Police
CowanB WCaptainServed to unknown data.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Bechuanaland Rifles
CowanBryce WalterMajorCOWAN, BRYCE WALTER, Major, was born 17 January 1866, at Wheatrig, Kilmaurs, Scotland, son of George Cowan, of Wheatrig, Kilmaurs, Scotland. He was educated at Kilmarnock Academy, and at the Glasgow Technical College, and travelled through Canada, the United States and South Africa in 1892; raised the Bechuanaland Rifles, and has commanded them since 1896. He served in the South African War, and served throughout the siege of Mafeking, including the actions of 26 December 1899, and 12 May 1900; and with Major General Baden-Powell in the Transvaal, taking part in operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900; operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900; operations in Cape Colony, north of Orange River. During part of this time he was serving under Major General Douglas. He served eventually with Major General Lord Methuen, when he had command of a special mobile column, September 1901 to 31 May 1902. He took part in operations in the Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 8 February 1901; 16 April, 1901; 3 December 1901 and 29 July 1902]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 31 October 1902]: "Bryce Walter Cowan, Major, Bechuanaland Rifles. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The regiment was called out in August 1914, to quell the Rebellion in South Africa. In January 1915, the regiment was attached to the Eastern Force, which proceeded via Kuruman and Kalahari Desert to German South-West Africa, until the finish of the war there, and then Lieutenant Colonel Cowan proceeded to Europe and took over command of a battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (The City of London Regiment). He had the Volunteer Decoration. He married, 13 October 1904, in Cape Town, South Africa, Marion Hamilton, youngest daughter of Robert Hamilton, of Langmuir, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, and Breckonridge, Strathavon, Lanarkshire, and they had four children: Bryce George, born 17 January 1906; Marion Elizabeth Young; Robert Hamilton, born 22 January 1909, and John Girvan, born 14 April, 1913.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Bechuanaland Rifles
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